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It’s women’s history month as well as International Women’s Day (on March 8th) and with that in mind I wanted to honour some of the best and most iconic female videogame characters. 5. SAMUS ARAN Samus Aran is an icon, the protagonist from the 1986 game Metroid, this ground breaking character was one of theContinue reading “TOP 5 FEMALE VIDEOGAME CHARACTERS”
I make no secret about my love for the first Hellblade game. It came as a complete surprise how much I loved it, the game was barely on my radar till Ninja Theory was acquired by Microsoft and I finally played the game once it hit Gamepass – I wish I hadn’t waited. I wasContinue reading “A Senua’s Saga: Hellblade 2 Wishlist…”
PlayStation have had a killer generation, the bounce back from the PS3 has been the stuff of legends, every year since 2015 Sony have managed to turn out a shocking number of high quality exclusives that have not only defined their respective genres, but will go down as some of the greatest games of allContinue reading “THE PLAYSTATION STUDIOS TO WATCH IN THE NEXT GENERATION”
Tomb Raider is now entering it’s 25th year in our lives, yes Miss Lara Croft has been with us for almost a quarter of a century (25th October is the 25th Anniversary if you want to mark it in your calendars), I have friends that weren’t even alive when the first Tomb Raider released! InContinue reading “TOMB RAIDER HAS NEVER REACHED ITS FULL POTENTIAL”
Films based on comic books were in danger over becoming oversaturated, every other month Marvel or DC would release their latest loud Blockbuster all vying for the same thrills and huge box office. The original Wonder Woman struck a chord with me, I loved watching this strong charismatic woman take centre stage in a fabulouslyContinue reading “WONDER WOMAN 1984 REVIEW”
OK gamers as Meryl Streep said to Goldie Hawn in the film ‘Death Becomes Her’ as she shoots her in the stomach with a shotgun “you’ve bought this on yourself”. Yes readers it is you that has driven me to this, and possibly the extreme boredom bought on by a 2 week isolation, but insteadContinue reading “IN DEFENCE OF FABLE”
It’s 2013 and the Xbox division isn’t in the best place, the end of the 360 generation had funnelled all their energies into creating gimmicky Kinect games and the direction of their newly released console was muddled under the stewardship of Don Mattrick. Despite this Xbox still managed a fairly appealing set of games forContinue reading “THE XBOX GAME STUDIOS TO WATCH IN THE NEXT GENERATION”
Angelina Jolie and Alicia Vikander may get most of the attention by playing Lara on the big screen, but Lara is still most popular in her original videogame form, with the voice actresses of the game often being unsung heroes. Camilla Luddington and Keeley Hawes have voiced the iconic woman most recently to varying degreesContinue reading “TOP 5 ACTRESSES TO VOICE LARA CROFT NEXT”
We love ourselves a Game of the Year, a prize with such gravitas that it renders all other games obsolete. And we could argue for days whether a game deserves the accolade… *cough Dragon Age Inquisition cough* – but the games that win these top prizes are critical darlings, made by developers that are atContinue reading “TOP 10 GAMES THAT COULD (OR SHOULD) HAVE BEEN GAME OF THE YEAR”
It’s crazy to think Buffy ended 17 years ago and started 23 years ago! The show still holds up today despite some questionable special effects and fashion choices. The reason it holds up even now is the witty and intelligent writing, believable characters and multi-layered protagonist whose super powers and destiny gave her an interestingContinue reading “BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER – RETRO GAME REVIEW”
It’s a tad early… there’s a Cyberpunk hole in my life that can only be filled by CD Project Red. I long for some Cyberpunky goodness, a role-playing game where I can finally have the ‘double E’ breasts and the 10 inch appendage I have always desired, nay deserved! But I’m here today to celebrateContinue reading “A GENERATION OF EXCELLENCE – PLAYSTATION 4 AND XBOX ONE IN MEMORIAM”
Since the days of the original PlayStation, platformers have slowly dwindled to the point of extinction, with only Mario still managing to sell gangbusters among the Call of Duty’s and Grand Theft Auto’s of the gaming landscape. Then Activision decided to revive beloved 90’s mascot Crash Bandicoot with the stellar N-Sane trilogy. A reminder ofContinue reading “CRASH BANDICOOT 4: IT’S ABOUT TIME REVIEW”
The inspiration for videogames comes from far and wide these days; books, films, artwork and of course television. There have been some great adaptations of television shows from Telltale’s The Walking Dead series and Obsidian’s South Park Stick of Truth and then there have been some games that even fiery pits of hell would rejectContinue reading “TOP 5 TV SHOWS THAT SHOULD GET MADE INTO VIDEOGAMES”
The advent of television streaming has lead to a true golden age of television, with the quality going far beyond what came before. Crime and drama are two genres that have been revitalised and the first season of The Sinner was a riveting ‘why-dunnit’ and managed to tell a different kind of crime story. GoingContinue reading “THE SINNER SEASON 3 REVIEW”
Mrs America was completely unknown to me, I wasn’t aware of its creation and it was by chance I came across an advert on social media that caught my eye – Cate Blanchett was reason enough but the stellar all-star cast and an intriguing premise really sold me and got me on a BBC iplayerContinue reading “MRS AMERICA REVIEW”
Tomb Raider 2 the myth, the legend, the legs. Tomb Raider 2 the boom, the bombast, the breasts. Tomb Raider 2 the guns, the female empowerment, the poor fashion choices (shorts in the Tibetan foothills, really?). It was a far more confident outing than the original, increased graphical fidelity, tighter storyline, new abilities, less rigidContinue reading “WHY TOMB RAIDER 2 DESERVES A REMAKE”
Console and high-end PC gaming will always have its place in the gaming pantheon, but there was a time towards the end of the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 generation when analysts believed mobile gaming might completely eclipse console gaming. That obviously did not happen, and AAA gaming is as strong as ever, but thatContinue reading “HOW XCLOUD COULD REVOLUTIONISE MOBILE GAMING”
EVERYBODIES GONE GAY! The landscape for LGBT characters in the media has exploded in recent years and the representation of diverse and realistic gay characters has come a long way. TV has always been ahead of the curve from Mikey and Ian in Shameless to Lavern Cox’s trans character in Orange is The New Black,Continue reading “A HISTORY OF LGBT+ CHARACTERS IN VIDEOGAMES”
The success of the Assassins Creed franchise has ushered in a plethora of stealth action and horror games, from the brilliant Batman Arkham Games to the terrifying Alien Isolation, each have their own unique take on stealth and how it works. Now even games like Shadow of the Tomb Raider have shoehorned in stealth, oftenContinue reading “A PLAGUE TALE: INNOCENCE REVIEW”
Games have the power to transport to worlds better than any other entertainment medium, they can make you experience things you don’t want to do – they can make you see through the eyes of a person you love and they force you see things you didn’t want to see. That’s the power of videogames,Continue reading “OBSERVATION REVIEW”